Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Commitment Ceremony

photo by Susan Farley

Chance and Rey exchange vows at their Commitment Ceremony in St. Paul's Chapel of Columbia U.

photo by Susan Farley
Couple at St. Paul's Chapel

photo by Susan Farley
Chance and Rey outside of the Chapel after their commitment ceremony.

On April 4th, 2009, Chance and Rey declared their commitment to each other in front of over 100 guests in St. Paul's Chapel of Columbia University in NYC.
I first met Chance when I photographed him for a NY Times freelance assignment.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/23/nyregion/23bigcity.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Chance%20Nalley&st=cse . He called me when the assignment ran and asked if I would photograph the church ceremony at St. Paul's.
Chance wore a tuxedo and Rey a suit when they made a dramatic entrance into the chapel as the doors opened and the bright sunlight blasted into the darkly lit chapel.
The ceremony included songs, readings and words from their wedding party. Two very young child guests surprised everyone when they walked onto the altar to stand with Chance and Rey. The moments added a sense of leviety and delight to the already upbeat mood within the Chapel.

They exited the Chapel with exhilaration, happy to have shared their vows and commitment to each other with their friend's and family.

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